blister beetle


noun

any of various beetles of the family Meloidae, many of which produce a secretion capable of blistering the skin.

Nearby words

  1. bliss, sir arthur,
  2. bliss, tasker howard,
  3. blissful,
  4. blissfully,
  5. blister,
  6. blister copper,
  7. blister gas,
  8. blister pack,
  9. blister rust,
  10. blister steel

Origin of blister beetle

First recorded in 1810–20

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British Dictionary definitions for blister beetle

blister beetle

noun

any beetle of the family Meloidae, many of which produce a secretion that blisters the skinSee also Spanish fly
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